It’s not because we’re makeup snobs; honestly, we love our Maybelline as much as we love our M.A.C., and in some cases even more because drug store brands have great dupes of high-end makeup at affordable price points.
But, that’s not to say that if money was no object we wouldn’t be buying the most expensive makeup in the aisle.
The reasons are aplenty. They’re from beauty brands we know, love, and aspire to own, the packaging and finish is always so mystical and dreamy, and of course, haven’t you always wondered what makes an eyeshadow palette worth £118? Gold flecks, made by fairies, woven in dreams, perhaps?
Well, that’s what we’re here to find out today. On our list are five products that are arguably pretty expensive and unarguably very alluring.
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Loose Powder (25g), £41.50
Expensive because… the loose powder is harnessed into multi-coloured pearls that claim to use stardust technology to leave you positively radiant and glowing. Shine bright, baby!
Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara Longest Lash (9g), £62
Expensive because… it has some kind of unique lash technology which blends powerful peptides to enhance your eyelashes. You’re going to want to use this mascara every day because it apparently claims to stimulate the strength and length of your eyelashes by up to 25% in two weeks.
Serge Lutens Fard A Paupieres No 4 Eye Palette, £118
Expensive because… anything with that much French in the name has to be. Described as ‘a wraith of gold from the kingdom of shadows,’ Serge Lutens packs four translucent eyeshadows and three applicators to help you create the perfect shadow and light effect on your peepers. Contouring for the eyes?
Chanel Rouge Allure Colour And Shine Lip Gloss, £28
Expensive because… it’s Chanel and totally worth it. It looks exactly like a lipstick, has amazing colour payoff, comes in a fancy one-click magnetic case, and doesn’t get sticky like budget lip glosses. Also, the mirror-like finish is pretty slick and the gloss is packed with sappan wood, matcha green tea butter, and a Vitamin E derivative to moisturise and nourish the lips.
Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen–Deeper, £45
Expensive because… the dual-ended liner is pretty neat and actually does have a point—well, two points in this case. One side has a brush tip to swipe a nice curve across your eyelid. The other side has a calligraphy tip to nail that winged liner and you can even go in for geometric strokes, tight lining, or underlining with precision.